Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Beatty, Samuel

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BEATTY, Samuel, soldier, b. in Mifflin co., Pa., 16 Dec., 1820; d. in Jackson, Stark co., Ohio, 26 May, 1885. He removed with his father, a native of Ireland, to Jackson, Ohio, in 1827, received a limited education in the common schools, and became a farmer. He served nearly two years in the Mexican war as 1st lieutenant in the 3d Ohio volunteers, was elected sheriff of his county in 1857, re-elected in 1859, and on Nov. 16, 1861, became colonel of the 19th Ohio volunteers. He was made brigadier-general of volunteers on 29 Nov., 1862, commanded a division in the battle of Stone river, and was brevetted major-general on 13 March, 1865. In 1866 he returned to his farm in Jackson, where he spent the rest of his life.